Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Cynthia Rowley K2406: pattern giveaway!


  

You could be forgiven for thinking that I'm giving things away here because I don't like them. However, you would be wrong!

I really, really like this pattern, and this is a share-the-love giveaway!


This raglan-sleeved dress by Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity has a whole load of options: sleeveless, 3/4 length or cut-out sleeves, maxi or high knee/mini length. The back has a neck-to-waist split, but it's very easy to make this shorter for modesty and ease of wearing.


And ease of wearing really is the key here. Because this is a very, very easy dress to wear. How do I know? Because I made one myself, and I wear it all. the. time.


Mine is cotton jersey, which means not only that I could eliminate the back split completely, but also that it is possibly the most comfortable thing I have sewn so far. It's like putting on a flattering, stylish and office-appropriate pair of pyjamas, and I don't think there are many outfits out there in that category.


Unfortunately the black doesn't photograph that well, so you can't see the details (plus the light was low and the photos are blurred, which all helps :-). But you can see the shape of it, and in my opinion that's one of the best things about it. That and the pockets (yay pockets!).

There are clearer pictures, as well as the technical drawings and size chart, on Pattern Review - where the reviews are unanimously positive.

And did I mention too that it's extremely easy to sew? It's easy! The raglan sleeves sidestep all that setting-in difficulty, making this a great dress for a (confident) beginner.

So, want a go? I want you to do it!

I have one unopened, unused copy of this pattern to give away, in sizes 14-22 (Euro sizes 40-48).

Full disclosure: I have this because I got it free with a sewing mag but it's not my size - they kindly sent me another, so I can share this with you :-)

To be in with a chance of winning, just leave me a comment on this post. That's it! If you're stuck for something to say, how about telling me what fabric type and colour you'd make it in? I bet you can come up with more exciting possibilities than black jersey!

The Rules:
  • Open to anyone, anywhere.
  • Only one comment/entry each please.
  • Giveaway ends on 7 December at 5pm/17h PST.

34 comments:

  1. I think it will look great in navy blue. I love the color.

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  2. Ooo... I have a teal green jersey that would be perfect for this (loving view C)! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  3. This might be beyond my skill level, but it is super cute! And I love wearing comfy dresses with leggings to look dressed up but feel like I'm in jammies :)

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  4. It looks beautiful on you. I would have never thought to make it in jersey stretch material.
    I might have the right fabric.
    Thanks for the giveaway and please enter mine.

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  5. This is really lovely ..and in my size :D (I'm on the "fluffy" side!)
    Thanks for the giveaway..Cheers!

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  6. Beautiful- and in my size. It looks good for work but comfy for those days its hard to get to work.

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  7. Comfy clothing is all I wear these days. This looks like my style. I appreciate the chance of getting the pattern for free. :-)

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  8. The dress is fabulous. Yay for knits.
    I would love the pattern.

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  9. Would love to win it :) Thanks for the giveaway.. Nice to meet a fellow sewer and new blogger like me ..I blog here - TheHobbyHarbor

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  10. This looks lovely! I'm thinking grey but it could change!

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  11. I love the black! I have a Cynthia Rowley black racerback dress with a full-ish skirt and gold zipper on the back... i wear it at every possible moment in the summertime! Although it's a little too much cleavage for work.... this could be my all-season go-to!

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  12. Super cute dress! It looks great on you. And lucky for me this pattern is in my size.

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  13. Lucky me this pattern is in my size. I am thinking a dark grey would be lovely so I could wear fun colored tights or sweater with it.

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  14. I've never worked with knits yet but this would be the perfect motivation to try!

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  15. Lovely pattern! I love this type of dresses. I'd made a lot of these dresses. Mini sleeveless for summer in some yellow, orange, pink or aqua with a flowery print, the high knee 3/4 sleeve from a dark grey or black wool for winter, same cut with a lighter fabric for spring and fall. I use this type of dresses all the time.
    So, in case I don't win: where can I buy it?

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  16. I'm in - although I admit that I wouldn't have given this pattern a second glance. Reading your review and seeing you modeling the dress you made has changed my mind completely. Your dress looks great and does look comfortable. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  18. Great pattern - thanks for the chance to win it!
    jgemeroy(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  19. Great pattern, thanks for the chance to win!

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  20. Love this! Thank you for a great giveaway, the pattern's the perfect size for me :)

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  21. I'd make it in a retro pattern!

    pinkmalice (at) mail dot ru

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  22. I love this! I would make it in black!! :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. That's a perfect size for me and I would stick with plain old grey, I have been looking for a dress just like that to go with an awesome scarf.
    grecomara at gmail dot com

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  24. What a great pattern! I too like those pockets. I would have to think about exactly what type of pattern I would use. Maybe inspiration will strike if I win. :)

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  25. I'd love to make this in a dark green or a crimson, it looks super flattering too!
    geraldine dot v dot evans at gmail dot com

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  26. This would look so great on me. Keeping my fingers crossed and adding you on my RSS.

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  27. I actually think that jersey it's a fabulous idea!

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  28. Looks like a great pattern.Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw. Merry Christmas to you.
    bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. I might try my first voile, perhaps a pattern with solid sleeves and neckline - like a grown up baseball shirt. Then I'd make a fancy version in some flowy knit too!

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  31. Just the perfect sizes for us! I might get crazy and buy some knit for it but if not maybe one of the voile's I've been saving.

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  32. Such a pretty pattern - I have some beautiful green fabric that it would look great in.

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  33. Cute pattern! I have a piece of black fabric that would work well with this pattern.

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  34. I have been wanting to get this pattern! It looks so cute on you. :)

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